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Desktop: Jam now available

Spotify is bringing Jam to the desktop app! 拾 ️ Now you can start or join a listening party with your friends, family, colleagues, and classmates, with the Spotify desktop app in addition to the mobile app. Although you can listen on your own, Jam in...

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Desktop: New "Now Playing View" sidebar

Spotify is introducing a new "Now Playing View" sidebar in the desktop app and Web Player to go along with the recently released "Your Library" sidebar. Together, the individually customizable design of these new views provides a richer experience, m...

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New Your Library sidebar

Spotify is introducing a new Your Library sidebar in the desktop app and Web Player. The new Your Library sidebar is rolling out to all desktop users now, so you will be seeing it soon if you haven't already. The new Your Library sidebar improves nav...

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[Troubleshooting] Windows

Having trouble with the Spotify desktop app? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help get things working again. What to try first Perform a soft reset (generally rebooting the device will suffice). If that doesn’t help, try a clean reinstall. Be sure to l...

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Superuser Contribution Spotify Pauses randomly

PlanPremiumCountryCanadaDevice(Desktop)Operating System(Windows 10)My Question or IssueWhen gaming my spotify app will randomly pause and then unpause a bit after or I have to alt tab and manually click the play button. However instead of pausing som...

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada Device (Desktop) Operating System (Windows 10) My Question or Issue When gaming my spotify app will randomly pause and then unpause a bit after or I have to alt t...
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Superuser Contribution It won't stop playing ads.

PlanFreeCountryFrom America but set location to Japan DeviceSurface laptop proOperating SystemWindows My Question or IssueOk so when I click a song it says "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it" t...

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  • Plan Free Country From America but set location to Japan   Device Surface laptop pro Operating System Windows   My Question or Issue Ok so when I click a song it says "Spotify ca...
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Superuser Contribution I can't find Spotify in the Windows Volume Mixer

I want to change my Spotify's output device on my Windows Volume Mixer, but Spotify doesn't show up in the Mixer (I am on Windows 11 and I'm using the Microsoft Store version).Can you help me to solve this issue please?Edit: Spotify appeared without ...

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  • I want to change my Spotify's output device on my Windows Volume Mixer, but Spotify doesn't show up in the Mixer (I am on Windows 11 and I'm using the Microsoft Store version). Can you help me to so...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Daily mix playlists in wrong language + Some playlits have no cover picture

PlanPremium Device(PC)Operating System(Windows 10) My Question or IssueAfter the last update, some of the daily mix playlists made by Spotify, are showing in the wrong language. It is supposed to be in english, but it is showing in russian or somethi...

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  •   Plan Premium   Device (PC) Operating System (Windows 10)   My Question or Issue After the last update, some of the daily mix playlists made by Spotify, are showing in the w...
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Spotify desktop app doesn't play music after reinstalling it

It says sorry we cant play this right now if you have the file on your computer you can import it

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  • It says sorry we cant play this right now if you have the file on your computer you can import it
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution On exit, Spotify starts 3 processes.

These processes do not terminate, and one of the processes takes almost 30% of the CPU on a Quad Core machine. In trying to restart Spotify, a new process appears in the Task Manager, but it never completes. It stalls. Windows comes back with an erro...

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  • These processes do not terminate, and one of the processes takes almost 30% of the CPU on a Quad Core machine.   In trying to restart Spotify, a new process appears in the Task Manager, but it...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it."

I'm getting this error on my PC but none of the 3 suggested fixes which are restarting the PC, perform an entirely clean reinstall or updating sound drivers has fixed it. Anyone got any ideas?

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  • I'm getting this error on my PC but none of the 3 suggested fixes which are restarting the PC, perform an entirely clean reinstall or updating sound drivers has fixed it. Anyone got any ideas?
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Superuser Contribution Why can't I Play an entire Folder in the Web Player?

If I right click on a Folder in my Library, there is a Play button at the bottom of the context menu, but it doesn't do anything when I click it. This works in the Desktop app, but not in the Web Player in an Edge browser.

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  • If I right click on a Folder in my Library, there is a Play button at the bottom of the context menu, but it doesn't do anything when I click it. This works in the Desktop app, but not in the Web Pla...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Local files not playing the first time I play them

I'm having this weird and inconvenient glitch where most of my local files will not play the first time I try to play them. But if I try to play the same song again, it works perfectly fine the rest of the time. This happens when I boot up Spotify fo...

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  • I'm having this weird and inconvenient glitch where most of my local files will not play the first time I try to play them. But if I try to play the same song again, it works perfectly fine the rest ...
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Is spotify kids available on PC or kindle?

PlanPremium FamilyCountryU.S.A.DevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10/Kindle My Question or IssueI am trying to log my daughter into her spotify kids account on her PC and her kindle but i keep getting redirected to the regular spotify app. Is there not ...

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  • Plan Premium Family Country U.S.A. Device PC Operating System Windows 10/Kindle   My Question or Issue I am trying to log my daughter into her spotify kids account on her PC and her ki...
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how do I buy more pins?

PlanPremiumDenmarkDesktop appHow do I buy more pins? When I try to reorganize my pay list I get the error You're out of pinsYou have 4 items pinned. So how do I buy more pins?

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  • Plan Premium Denmark Desktop app How do I buy more pins? When I try to reorganize my pay list I get the error   You're out of pins You have 4 items pinned.   So how do I buy m...
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Disable media keys for Spotify

I'm using Spotify on my media center, and controlling it with my ipad and android.However, every time I pause my movies with my remote, Spotify reacts to the pause /play button and starts playing music. Even if it's minimized to the task bar. How do ...

  • Casual Listener
  • I'm using Spotify on my media center, and controlling it with my ipad and android. However, every time I pause my movies with my remote, Spotify reacts to the pause /play button and starts playing m...
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Superuser Contribution Stop adding "Demo" to my playlists!

Why are "demo" songs added to my personal playlists--and how do I stop it? I want nothing added to or subtracted from my own playlists. I have deactivated the option of having additional "similar" songs added when my playlist is completed, but still ...

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  • Why are "demo" songs added to my personal playlists--and how do I stop it? I want nothing added to or subtracted from my own playlists. I have deactivated the option of having additional "similar" ...
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Superuser Contribution Random songs playing all of a sudden, no idea what's causing this

My Question or Issue I am a Premium member, running Spotify on Windows 11. Up until now it has worked fine, I can select the first track on an album and it will play the album right through. Now, suddenly, Spotify is playing random songs, jumping fro...

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  •   My Question or Issue         I am a Premium member, running Spotify on Windows 11. Up until now it has worked fine, I can select the first track on an album an...
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Song auf Handy zulassen?

Ich wollte einen Song abspielen und dann kam folgende Meldung:"Wir können diesen Inhalt erst abspielen, wenn du den Song in der Spotify App auf deinem Handy zulässt."Ich benutze Spotify auf dem PC, hatte es aber eine Weile auch auf dem Handy mit dem ...

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  • Ich wollte einen Song abspielen und dann kam folgende Meldung: "Wir können diesen Inhalt erst abspielen, wenn du den Song in der Spotify App auf deinem Handy zulässt." Ich benutze Spotify auf dem P...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Local files folder not appearing

I have enabled Local files in the settings and i have several mp3 files in the selected folder. I also tried resetting the Spotify app ,wonder if it needs spotify premium to access this function.

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  • I have enabled Local files in the settings and i have several mp3 files in the selected folder. I also tried resetting the Spotify app ,wonder if it needs spotify premium to access this function.
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Superuser Contribution Spotify doesn't work with VPN, even connected through a US>US server

Add VPN support or provide a business case why VPNs are blacklisted. PlanPremiumCountryUSDevicePC - Win 10

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  • Add VPN support or provide a business case why VPNs are blacklisted.   Plan Premium Country US Device PC - Win 10    
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Superuser Contribution Adding and mooving playlists to folder

None of the below information is required. However, the more you provide the easier it will be for us to try and help.PlanfreeeCountry DeviceOperating SystemWindows 11My Question or IssueHello, I detected the problem with adding/moving playlist to a ...

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  • None of the below information is required. However, the more you provide the easier it will be for us to try and help. Plan freee Country   Device Operating System Windows 11 My Question...
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Superuser Contribution Desktop app will be unable to fulfill any network requests after hours of inactivity

Spotify for Windows (64 bit)1.2.26.1187.g36b715a1 About once a day I have to restart Spotify because I'm unable to search or select any album, artist, or playlist that isn't cached. The app will act like it's loading but every request always ends up ...

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  • Spotify for Windows (64 bit) 1.2.26.1187.g36b715a1   About once a day I have to restart Spotify because I'm unable to search or select any album, artist, or playlist that isn't cached. The ap...
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Superuser Contribution spotify desktop app very slow and freezes

So every time I open the spotify desktop app it works for 5 minutes then when I try clicking to another song it doesn't work at all and will skip the song after like 30 seconds but when I exit spotify completely the music continues to play and when I...

  • Casual Listener
  • So every time I open the spotify desktop app it works for 5 minutes then when I try clicking to another song it doesn't work at all and will skip the song after like 30 seconds but when I exit spotif...
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